Custom Woven Fabric

Custom Woven Fabric

Design Your Own Woven Fabric

from $29.00

Enjoy browsing our extensive range of custom woven fabrics. You can design your own woven fabric online using our design interface, and see your artwork or photos come to life in a new and exciting way. Woven textiles are strong and durable and have a plethora of wonderful qualities. From chiffon and chenille to twill and crepe, there is a custom woven fabric for everyone and every project.

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

  • US delivery $9.49

  • Everything made to order

Custom Woven Fabric Features

  • Choose from a wide range of woven materials
  • Long-lasting, full color print
  • Different edge finishing options available
  • Printed to order 
  • Made with your dimensions
  • Handmade

    Custom woven fabrics are a wide and versatile group. They include so many different textiles, with varying characteristics.

    Delicate and feminine woven such as chiffon, organza and silk seem so different in contrast to their hardier cousins, like twill, poplin and canvas. Thanks to their plethora of benefits, woven materials are used for a variety of different end uses. Clothing, homeware, and accessories are all popular choices to make when you design your own woven fabric. Some tightly woven fabrics are waterproof and weather proof, and as such can be used to make items such as umbrellas, raincoats, and even parachutes. On the whole, textiles that are woven have a firm and solid construction that maintains the straight nature of its yarn.  At Bags of Love, we carry all three types of woven fabrics; plain weave, satin weave, and twill weave. You will notice that each has its own distinct features, so make sure you spend time getting to know each one and seeing which will be the best for your next project.
    • Browse a wide range of woven fabrics
    • Customize with your own designs
    • Enjoy a permanent, full-color print
    • Twill, plain, and satin weaves
    • Specialist fabric printing
    • Suitable for a wide range of end uses
    • Perfect for makers, fashion designers and students
    • Choose from 4 edge finishing options
    • Customize your own dimensions
    • No minimum runs
    • Made to order
    • Printed in our studio

    Full Range of Woven Fabrics

    Choose from our wide range of beautiful woven fabrics.

    • Woven Canvas 8.9 oz

      Woven Canvas 8.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.74yd
      • Weight:
        8.85oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.76yd

      Tightly woven poly-based canvas. Thick and stiff construction. Matte finish.

    • Monroe Satin 4.7 oz

      Monroe Satin 4.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.73yd
      • Weight:
        4.72oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.75yd

      Beautiful fluid drape. Strong and taut twill with a smooth sateen face.

    • Silk Impression (poly) 1.21 oz

      Silk Impression (poly) 1.21 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.53yd
      • Weight:
        1.21oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.55yd

      Shimmery face. Appearance of silk with the durability of a poly. Soft and cool to the touch.

    • Organza 1.2 oz

      Organza 1.2 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.53yd
      • Weight:
        1.18oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.55yd

      Pretty, light and feminine. Sheer body with a slight sparkly. Lovely drape.

    • Lucent Satin 3.5 oz

      Lucent Satin 3.5 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.52yd
      • Weight:
        3.54oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.54yd

      A highly lustrous double faced sateen.Lightweight and semi-transparent. Taut all over.

    • Peached Poly Sheeting 3.8 oz

      Peached Poly Sheeting 3.8 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        3.83oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Feels very similar to cotton. Smooth to the touch. Anti-wrinkle and strong.

    • Panama Flo 4.4 oz

      Panama Flo 4.4 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.62yd
      • Weight:
        4.42oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.64yd

      Durable, soft and water resistant half panama. Solid poly-blend with a springy body.

    • Voille De Ville 3.5 oz

      Voille De Ville 3.5 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.66yd
      • Weight:
        3.54oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.68yd

      Shiny face fabric with a delicate net-like structure. Non-fray and splash-proof.

    • Linden Waterproof 3.5 oz

      Linden Waterproof 3.5 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        3.54oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Durable waterproof and windproof fabric. Crisp finish with a slight sheen on the face. Non-fray.

    • Duchess Satin 4.1 oz

      Duchess Satin 4.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.59yd
      • Weight:
        5.90oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.61yd

      Beautiful glossy sateen face. Smooth and tightly woven. Matte reverse.

    • Towelling 9.4 oz

      Towelling 9.4 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.74yd
      • Weight:
        9.44oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.80yd

      Thick, fluffy woven pile. Split microfibre. Water absorbent and soft.

    • Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton 4.1 oz

      Vintage Fade Poly/Cotton 4.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.74yd
      • Weight:
        4.13oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.80yd

      50% cotton 50% poly. Desaturated print. Vintage effect. Lightweight.

    • Paris Chiffon 1.2 oz/yd²

      Paris Chiffon 1.2 oz/yd²

      • Max Width:
        1.51yd
      • Weight:
        1.18oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.53yd

      Elegant drape. Sheer and light silky fabric. Soft and semi-transparent.

    • Dorchester Weave 6.8 oz

      Dorchester Weave 6.8 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.52yd
      • Weight:
        6.81oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.54yd

      Coarse weave with a natural "linen look" appearance. Soft and matte with an off-white base.

    • Mayfair Herringbone Weave 7.9 oz

      Mayfair Herringbone Weave 7.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        7.93oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Characteristic herringbone weave. Creamy textured face with a cotton handle. Poly-blend.

    • Haverstock 7.3 oz

      Haverstock 7.3 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.51yd
      • Weight:
        7.31oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.53yd

      "Linen look." Some transparency. No abrasion. Crisp print.

    • Portobello 7.4 oz

      Portobello 7.4 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        7.37oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Solid, durable canvas with an even texture. Off-white base tone, semi-transparent finish.

    • Lima Cotton Poplin 4.7 oz

      Lima Cotton Poplin 4.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.62yd
      • Weight:
        5.90oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.64yd

      81% cotton, 19% poly. Semi-opaque poplin weave. Intense colours. Bright face. Fine brushed surface.

    • Lima Cotton Lawn 3.1 oz

      Lima Cotton Lawn 3.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.62yd
      • Weight:
        4.28oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.64yd

      70% cotton, 30% poly coating. Hard-wearing. Breathable, Slight brushed surface. Ivory base tone.

    • Lima Cotton Twill 5.9 oz

      Lima Cotton Twill 5.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.62yd
      • Weight:
        7.08oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.64yd

      85% cotton, 15% poly. Smooth and soft face. Matte reverse. Easy to handle. Tight twill weave.

    • Trafalgar Twill 8.1 oz

      Trafalgar Twill 8.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.65yd
      • Weight:
        8.08oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.67yd

      Lovely twill weave. Fine brushed surface that is soft and matte. Frim handle.

    • Nautica 5.1 oz

      Nautica 5.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.61yd
      • Weight:
        5.07oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.63yd

      Lightweight poly, peached face. Tough, taut. No stretch. Splash proof. Bright white base.

    • Velvet Shimmer 10.9 oz

      Velvet Shimmer 10.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.53yd
      • Weight:
        10.94oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.55yd

      Beautiful shimmery face. Soft with a reinforced woven back. Slightly stiff structure.

    • Ripstop 2 oz

      Ripstop 2 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        1.92oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Classic ripstop. Strengthened square grid structure. Semi-transparent. Waterproof.

    • Taffeta 2.7 oz

      Taffeta 2.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.57yd
      • Weight:
        2.65oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.60yd

      Elegant taffeta with a smooth, crisp surface. Lustrous and lively sheen. Good strength.

    • Poly Twill 5.9 oz

      Poly Twill 5.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.59yd
      • Weight:
        5.90oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.61yd

      Very strong and durable. 2/2 poly blend, twill weave. Smooth, structured, slightly textured.

    • Chenille 9.7 oz

      Chenille 9.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        9.73oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Soft and strong chenille with the classic textured caterpillar pile. Water absorbent. Resists abrasion.

    • Real Silk Georgette 1.5 oz (2-3 days)

      Real Silk Georgette 1.5 oz (2-3 days)

      • Max Width:
        1.47yd
      • Weight:
        1.47oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.49yd

      Stunning 100% real silk. Transparent and airy. Very light with a lovely drape and crepe texture.

    • Silk Sensation 2.65 oz/yd²

      Silk Sensation 2.65 oz/yd²

      • Max Width:
        1.56yd
      • Weight:
        2.65oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.59yd

      100% real silk. Smooth, shiny, flowing drape. Very light. Natural sheen. Luxury handle.

    • Ella Waterproof 1.9 oz

      Ella Waterproof 1.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.74yd
      • Weight:
        2.06oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.77yd

      Wonderful silk alternative with a slight stretch. Solid with a shiny face and matte reverse. Plain closed weave.

    • Pima Lawn 100 % Cotton 2.2 oz

      Pima Lawn 100 % Cotton 2.2 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.51yd
      • Weight:
        2.21oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.53yd

      Lightweight. PU coated. Slight rubbery reverse. Solid and firm with a little bit of give.

    • Cotton Linen 6.7 oz

      Cotton Linen 6.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.53yd
      • Weight:
        6.72oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.55yd

      100% cotton. Light, airy and smooth. Very light. Lovely drape and flow.

    • Cotton Satin (+2 days) 5.1 oz

      Cotton Satin (+2 days) 5.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.51yd
      • Weight:
        5.07oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.53yd

      85% cotton, 15% linen. Cool and smooth to the touch. Has some stretch. Slightly stiff structure.

    •  Volando Voile 1.5 oz

      Volando Voile 1.5 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.55yd
      • Weight:
        1.53oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.57yd

      100% natural cotton with a classic satin weave. Smooth face and matte finish. Crisp and cool.

    • Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.7 oz

      Gaia Eco Woven 100% recycled 7.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.71yd
      • Weight:
        7.67oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.73yd

      Sheer finish. Fine open weave. Very light. Shiny, semi-transparent. Natural flowing drape.

    • Poly Georgette 1.9 oz

      Poly Georgette 1.9 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.55yd
      • Weight:
        1.92oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.57yd

      100% organic cotton. Slightly textured surface. Heavy, opaque, matte.

    • Sara Linen blend 8.8 oz

      Sara Linen blend 8.8 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.52yd
      • Weight:
        8.85oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.54yd

      Luxurious jacquard lace. White knitted lace front with an elegant silvery satin back. Soft, slightly stretchy.

    • Cotton Twill 6.2oz

      Cotton Twill 6.2oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        6.28oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Distinct dobby weave. 10% linen, 90% poly. Characteristic surface detail. Slight sheen on face.

    • Soft Velvet 8.2oz

      Soft Velvet 8.2oz

      • Max Width:
        1.59yd
      • Weight:
        8.26oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.61yd

      100% natural cotton. Smooth and soft face. Matte reverse. Easy to handle. Tight twill weave.

    • Fashion Crepe 4.42oz

      Fashion Crepe 4.42oz

      • Max Width:
        1.51yd
      • Weight:
        4.42oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.53yd

      100% organic cotton. Poplin weave. Untreated with unique slubbing effect. Crisp with no give.

    • Oilcloth Matte 8.08 oz

      Oilcloth Matte 8.08 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.53yd
      • Weight:
        8.08oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.55yd

      Lightweight, soft, double-faced. Stretchy. Textured crepe handle. Strong white base tone.

    • Crepe de Chine (poly) 2.51oz

      Crepe de Chine (poly) 2.51oz

      • Max Width:
        1.55yd
      • Weight:
        2.51oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.57yd

      100% half panama with crease free satin face. Slight sheen. Waterproof and wipeable.

    • Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz (2-3 days)

      Real 100% Silk Twill 1.59oz (2-3 days)

      • Max Width:
        1.49yd
      • Weight:
        1.59oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.51yd

      Classic crepe face. Beautiful drape. Lightweight. Elegant and strong. Taut.

    • 10oz Denim 8.85oz

      10oz Denim 8.85oz

      • Max Width:
        1.63yd
      • Weight:
        8.85oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.65yd

      10oz Denim, bright white base. Taut and tightly woven. Soft yet strong, durable fabric.

    • Lace Lucille 0.4 oz

      Lace Lucille 0.4 oz

      • Max Width:
        0.54yd
      • Weight:
        0.44oz
      • Roll Width:
        0.56yd

      100% real silk with a twill weave. Lightweight, durable, strong print detail. Soft with a flowing drape.

    • Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin 2.51oz

      Lustrous Seduction Poly Satin 2.51oz

      • Max Width:
        1.59yd
      • Weight:
        2.51oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.61yd

      Super lightweight poly satin with a smooth fave. High shine surface and light reflecting qualities with excellent drape.

    • Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz

      Chichi Furnishing Velour 8.26oz

      • Max Width:
        1.60yd
      • Weight:
        8.26oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.62yd

      Short pile makes for a super soft fabric, scrim back, opaque with slight sheen.

    • Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz

      Organic Cotton Canvas 9.1 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.64yd
      • Weight:
        9.11oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.66yd

      100% natural and organic. Half panama canvas weave, great for crafting and light upholstery.

    • Organic Cotton Drill 7.52oz

      Organic Cotton Drill 7.52oz

      • Max Width:
        1.68yd
      • Weight:
        7.52oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.71yd

      100% organic and natural. Diagonal drill weave. Lighter weight denim alternative.

    • Summer Breeze Viscose 2.24oz

      Summer Breeze Viscose 2.24oz

      • Max Width:
        1.53yd
      • Weight:
        2.24oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.55yd

      Plain woven, semi-synthetic fabric. Soft and string, incredibly versatile.

    • Woven Canvas 11.2 oz

      Woven Canvas 11.2 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.74yd
      • Weight:
        11.21oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.77yd

      Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Medium Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    • Woven Canvas 14.7 oz

      Woven Canvas 14.7 oz

      • Max Width:
        1.74yd
      • Weight:
        14.75oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.76yd

      Stiff, Matte, Opaque, Woven, Poly. Heavier Weight Canvas. Use: bags, sails, heavy canvas, upholstery, wall art.

    • Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz

      Sailor's Woven Canvas 14.16oz

      • Max Width:
        1.56yd
      • Weight:
        14.16oz
      • Roll Width:
        1.59yd

      Heavy weight, rustic plain weave canvas. Uses: soft furnishings, bags, cushions, home textiles. Edges will fray.

    Care instruction

    Wash at 86°F, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.

    • Wash At 86°F
    • Tumble 1
    • Hang Dry
    • Do not Wring
    • Low Heat

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    How To Care For Your Custom Woven Fabric

    Fabrics made from weaving tend to be tauter and hardier than knitted fabrics. This makes them strong and durable and easy to care for. As custom woven fabrics can fray, it is always important to finish them off with the correct hem - a zigzag stitch or serger work best. They keep their shape well and are less prone to snagging and stretching. To ensure your custom woven textiles always look their best, we recommend only washing them in a cool and delicate wash - never above 86 degrees F. Leave them to drip dry and if in any doubt, you can take them to a specialist dry cleaners. 
     

    What Can I Make With My Custom Woven Fabric?

    The question should be, what can't you make with woven material? There are so many uses for wovens that the choice really is quite endless. They tend to be a popular option for a lot of different kinds of clothing. Poplin and twill make wonderful material for shirts, thanks to their structure and smart aesthetic. Crepe is a very popular choice for dresses, skirts and blouses. The wedding dress industry use weaves in abundance. Fabrics such as organza, chiffon, Georgette, and taffeta are always popular in the construction of bridal dresses, thanks to their ethereal and feminine qualities. The peached and poly-coated woven fabrics make great choices for outdoor items such as windbreakers, splash suits and umbrellas. See what you can make and let us know the results. 


    Make a Collage

    If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.

    photo collage

    How to add your collage to your product

    Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.

    Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.

    Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.

    Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.

    Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.

    Hints and Tips

    • The more images you add to your collage the smaller each image will be. Fewer images will be larger and give you more clarity and detail.
    • The more people in an image, the less detail there will be. If you have 10 images of a group of five friends, each person will be smaller than if you have 10 images on just one person.
    • Try to make sure that the longest side of each image is around 3.93". There is a handy ruler built into the design tool to help you with this.
    • Smaller products will not be able to fit as many images as larger ones will.

    Proud to personalize your prints

    We are very proud of our specialist printing method, that is achieved through the careful work of the Bags of Love print technicians. Using water-based inks, your designs are printed deep into the fibers of your chosen woven material. Not only does this lock in the color, it creates a permanent and bold print that will not fade over use or time (as long as care instructions are followed). Every fabric has its own unique characteristics. This means that they each take the ink a little differently and as a result, the print can be more vibrant or softer. The base tones of the fabrics can make a big difference too, so make sure you read up about each fabric before making your selection.

    You can also choose how you want the edges of your custom woven fabric to be finished:

    • As it comes. We roughly cut around your image, leaving a simple scissor cut (perhaps uneven white fabric border).
    • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print.
    • Cut on the line. We neatly and precisely cut on the edge of your image.

    There are certain measurements that you should keep in mind if you want your fabric hemmed. Please factor these into your final dimensions:

    • Light fabrics: we use 0.24"-0.31" in the hem (2 fold), so your width/height will be minus 0.47"-0.63"
    • Medium fabrics that fray: we use 0.6"-0.78" in the hem (2 fold) so your width/height will be minus 1.38"-1.57"
    • Stiff/heavy/no-fray fabrics: we use 0.6" -0.78" in the hem (1 fold) so width/height will be minus 1.38"-1.57"

    Print Guideline

      • DPI-Print Guideline Icon

        What's the best resolution to print in?

        We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change color using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.

    • scaling-Print Guideline Icon

      How will my image scale?

      When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.

    • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

      Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

      We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color results. What does this mean? In your editing software, choose RGB as the working space and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)

    • Print-Roll Length Fabric Guide Icon

      Maximum dimensions

      For most of our fabrics, there is no limit on the length of the fabric that you can order. We have a preview design window set up to 10 yds max to visualize the print, but that's not a print limit. If you'd like to order more, increase the quantity (x2 for 20 yds or x4 for 40 yds for e.g.) and then you can order as much as you'd like, with a built in automatic volume discount too. The maximum print width of each fabric can be found on the individual fabric pages or in our design interface.

    • Borders-Print Guideline Icon

      Do I need to incorporate white space within my design if I want a border or some cutting space?

      Yes, that might help you! Always incorporate any extra space or borders into your purchased fabric size. We trim squarely around fabric samples and fabric prints, leaving approximately 0.2" white space. Cutting neatly on the line has an additional fee.

    • crocking-Print Guideline Icon

      What is crocking and why might it occur?

      Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colors are used. It can be minimized by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.

    • organics-Print Guideline Icon

      Why do my colors appear lighter on organic fabrics?

      Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibers, reducing the color strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super-strong colors, we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.

    • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

      Do you print on fabric a customer supplies?

      Unfortunately not; we like to test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation transfer paper to order, and if you have access to a heat press you can press your own fabrics easily.

    • Jpeg-Tiff Print Guideline Icon

      Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

      For multi-colored or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

    • Shrinkage-Print Guideline Icon

      What is the situation with material shrinkage?

      Just like many fabric printing processes, there is the potential for shrinkage. Depending on the fabric, please expect and allow between 2-8% shrinkage which you need to plan for in your dimensions. This percentage can vary from print run to print run and between fabrics, so we would advise to order a little more material than you require for your project.

    • Print-Both Sides Print Guideline Icon

      Can I print on both sides of the fabric?

      We do not offer to print on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent or have some show through. This wouldn't work with double-sided printing. This is not a service that we offer on any of our fabrics.

    • Labels-Print Guideline Icon

      Can I order labels in another fabric? Would you cut them as you do with the normal fabric labels?

      At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now, this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabrics into label format.

    • Eco friendly Printing

      How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

      With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment. Rather than roll the fabrics, or send them in a tube, we fold them before they are sent out to you. This saves over 150 tubes a week, as well as a lot of space on the delivery van. (For delicate fabrics we ensure to package appropriately).

    • colour palette

      Why are there slight color differences between my orders?

      We work at improving our color profiles all the time. Though rare, it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight color differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such color variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.




    Sizing For Hemming And Shrinkage

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    We have a full Cut & Sew service here at Bags of Love, and are able to hem your fabric prints for a small additional charge. We create a small one- or two-fold hem that typically uses 0.2" to 0.75" (5-20mm) of material, depending on the thickness of the fabric. So, for example, if you want a finished piece of fabric that measures 39.37" x 39.37", you will need to order a size of 39.96" x 39.96" to allow for the hem (on top of that please also allow for shrinkage of min 2%). The thicker the fabric, the bigger the hem will be. You can choose to have your prints hemmed with either Black or White thread. On our silk and other light woven fabrics, one hemmed edge will be straight (vertically down the roll) and the other will be slightly rippled. The hemming material allowances are as follows and you need to make your print bigger to accommodate the hem:

    • Light Fabrics (0.59oz-2.95oz): For silks and other light fabrics, we use 0.24" - 0.32" / 6mm-8mm in the hem (2 fold), so overall width/height will be minus 0.48"-0.56""/ 12-16mm
    • Medium Fabrics (2.98oz-5.90oz): For medium-weight fabrics that fray, we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (2 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.4" - 1.6" / 35-40mm
    • Stiff/Heavy/No-fray fabrics: we use 0.5 - 0.75" / 15-20mm in the hem (1 fold) so overall width/height will be minus 1.5" / 35-40mm
    All of these measurements are approximate and can vary. Including with shrinkage, it can mean a fairly significant difference to ordered dimensions, so please plan your print accordingly. Depending on how open the weave is, our fabric can shrink anywhere from 2% to 8% with the average being 2.5%.
     

    How Would you Like the Edge?

    We have four finishing options for your fabric order: 
    • As it comes. We cut around your image, leaving a simply scissor cut, perhaps uneven white fabric border.
    • Hem with thread. We can hem your fabric with a choice of black or white thread. Please allow 1-2 days of additional production time. See below for information on how hemming affects the size of your print. We offer an overlock hem, as well as a folded hem (one or two fold depending on the fabric) however not all fabrics are suited to both hem types. If you can see both options, it means both are suitable, and you will be able to choose whichever you prefer.
    • Cut on the line. We will cut neatly on the edge of your design. This means that if you have a border around your design we will cut around that border, if your design takes the whole space of the fabric, then we will neatly cut around the edge of that image. Please be aware, when we cut along the line, we have to cut against the grain of the fabric. This is the standard procedure for fabric cutting. This means that with some fabrics, for example, Georgette and Mulmul, which have a slight wave in them, some fraying will occur. This is unavoidable, as the cut follows the grain of the textile.

    All of our fabrics are cut manually by hand, with the utmost care and attention. If your fabric has a slightly uneven look on the edges or a touch of fraying, this does not indicate a flaw in the textile. It is not always possible to achieve a perfectly straight cut with certain fabrics, so please do bear this in mind when it comes to your design. If you have any queries or would like to know about our cutting methods in more detail, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

    For further information about our fabrics see our FAQs

    Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes. 

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